Course Project—Recommend a Change Management Plan: Outline
Professor Deborah Fisher
October 7, 2015
Researchers argue that Los Angeles County is the most divers and over populated county in the United States. Concerns about climate change and the effects it will have on families, weather, sea levels, and snowfall is in question. According to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health, in partnership with the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC), recently published several studies that found if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase globally, climate change could impact Los Angeles County in the following ways: Increasing temperatures, decreased snowfall, more extreme weather, and rising sea levels all of which is life threatening to our environment and to our health (Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 2014). Comment by DEBORAH FISHER: Excellent choice
The environment is important to our health and wellbeing. The air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink is affected by the climate. I live in Los Angeles, California and the most important issue at hand is climate control in Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health declares that if immediate action isn’t taken to control climate change, the county will be subjected to severe global health issues. People are responsible for the releasing of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air. Greenhouse gases are released during the burning of fossil fuels, which occurs during activities like driving or using electricity. (Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 2014). Comment by DEBORAH FISHER: Interesting topic, very good
The health of the population is in question. With extreme heat, wildfires, bad air quality, mosquito-borne diseases which all stem from harsh climate changes is an important issue. I chose this topic because of the severity of the issue and because it is necessary to take immediate action in seeking new ways to keep Los Angeles safe and healthy.
According to research, our summers will get hotter, our air will become smoggier, and our water levels will drop causing sea life and natural habitats to diminish. Poorer communities will suffer most because they are farther away from the ocean while wildfires growing at an alarming rate will sweep through our county like never before. Los Angeles Basin suffers from some of the highest levels of air pollution in the United States and between 1980 and 2000, the Los Angeles Basin’s population grew by 42 percent and total automobile mileage grew by 88 percent (Kahn 2010). Comment by DEBORAH FISHER: Good Comment by DEBORAH FISHER: Clear format and style
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has vowed to lead the way in creating a better environment. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health must effectively devise a plan of action to combat what we face today. The County must gain a full understanding of how climate change will impact our city as a whole. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will have to come up with an action plan to monitor air pollutants.
Climate change will affect the health of all Los Angeles County residents in one way or another. Many of the county’s residents will be faced with chronic health issues. Those affected most by the change is young children, the elderly, low income residents, and those that suffer with chronic illnesses.
As I mention beforehand, LA County is at the top of the list for having the worst air pollution problem in the country. Climate change in LA County is not to be taken lightly. While temperatures increase, people with health related illnesses are susceptible to heat related death. Our water sources will become scarce and without clean water, sanitation will become a major issue. Researchers predict that all of these effects will increase in frequency, duration, and intensity throughout Los Angeles County. Public Health staff use expert judgment and analysis, along with information from scientific literature, to identify groups of people who are most at risk from the negative effects of climate change (Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, 2014). Comment by DEBORAH FISHER: Very good plan
The health of the public falls in the hands of everyone. Greenhouse gas is the culprit behind climate change. The more greenhouse gas is released into the air, the more our health will continue to decline. Public health officials will have to network with other agencies to discuss and strategically map out a plan of action to protect the health of the public. One person can make a change but a group of concerned individuals can make a world of a difference. Comment by DEBORAH FISHER: Excellent
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. (2014). Your Health and Climate Change in Los Angeles County. Retrieved from http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/docs/climatechange1.pdf
Good work with this and with choosing the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, this state entity meets the assignment requirements, very good. It is clear that you researched and reviewed key parts of this organization and how it applies to the change management plan. Where you proposed a plan to address climate change and with creating a task force to take this on, this is key and it will provide for an excellent change management plan.
Lastly, the work is clear and concise and you provided substantive detail. Good work with this and with choosing to address climate change, very good. Lastly, please review the format for dating your reference, see reference # 2. Additionally, your Turnitin report is too high with 34%. It indicates an area that makes use of the author’s verbatim words. You cited this however it should also be quoted. Overall, good work with this. Please see the grade rubric below.
|Assignment Components||Proficient||Maximum Points|
|Select a public health organization of your choice within your geographic region.||Organization selected is an appropriate federal, state, or city public health organization. Appropriate reasons for the choice are provided.||20|
|Prepare an outline for a change management plan for the selected public health organization.||Outline clearly states the reasons why the selected organization requires a change implementation and management plan.||60|
|Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.||Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in appropriate and accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Use of scholarly sources aligns with specified assignment requirements.||19|